MTD decide against contesting for Komandoo seat

Former Maldivian Vice President Ahmed Adeeb Abdul Gafoor.

Maldives Third Way Democrats (MTD) has decided against contesting in the by-election of the Komandoo constituency parliamentary seat.

The party decided against contesting in the by-elections today – after they had announced their decision to contest in the by-elections last Saturday.

In this regard, MTD had invited candidates who were interested from the party to contest in the by-elections to send in their applications as well.

The party led by former Vice President Ahmed Adeeb however, today, said following a council meeting held today that – they do not see it appropriate at the moment to take part in an election.

“We thank all candidates who submitted their applications to contest in the Komandoo seat by-elections on behalf of MTD,” they added.

The Komandoo parliamentary seat was left vacant following the death of MP Hussain Waheed on December 14. He died at the age of 53 years in a hospital in Male’ City after a year-long battle with cancer.

Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) and Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM) have also selected candidates for the by-election. The MDP ticket went to former Sh. Foakaidhoo Council president Mohamed Rashid, while the PPM ticket went to former Deputy Home Minister Moosa Fathuhy Adam

The by-election is scheduled to be held on February 5